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Astra Games – a leading manufacturer and content provider of domestic and overseas gaming machines and part of the Novomatic Group of Companies – have opened a new state of the art “Production Facilities and Offices” in Bridgend, South Wales. Located on the Bridgend Industrial Estate, half a mile from Astra’s previous production facilities, the new development covers an 80,000 square foot area and is primed to take advantage of the opportunities created by the advent of the Gambling Act in the UK and Astra’s growing presence in overseas markets.
Astra House will accommodate a large R & D department consisting of Games Design, Software, Graphic Design and Mechanical Development, plus the
“Astra’s core values have always been focused on invention and innovation,” stated Astra Games Managing Director Neil Chinn, “the environment we have been able to create in our new facilities will nurture and grow this innovation, and not just within Astra’s R & D team; each individual department seeks to progress and improve its performance through new ideas and more effective systems. The concept of “adding value” throughout the company will be greatly assisted by Astra’s new Production Offices and Facilities, leading to stronger products, better service and long term success for Astra and its partners and customers.”
Astra Games origins lie firmly in
From the outset Astra had a keen focus on research and development, and, in order to thrive in an industry that was being driven by technological advances, brought and fostered skilled employment in many different fields that were integral in moving the company forward. Neil Chinn commented:
This ethos of development from within the
Astra’s success also results in success for our supply partners, many of whom reside in the
“Astra House is the building block to a successful future, for Astra and our partners”